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what is a brake system flush?It is easy to ignore repairs for your vehicle when they do not seem necessary. Really, what is the importance of a brake system flush? When your mechanic recommends that you get your brake system flushed, do you think you should you do it or save the cash?

Get it done.

When put simply, having clean brake fluid in your brake system is as necessary for your vehicle as oil is to your engine, the lifeblood of the system.

Over time, the rubber valves in the master brake cylinder, calipers and wheel cylinders deteriorate and create debris in your brake fluid. Moisture and air can also get trapped in the system. Brake fluid naturally wears down over time as well because of excessive heat and pressure, which leads to rust, that can create more nasty bits in your brake fluid. With no brake fluid, or with excessively worn out fluid, the brakes will not work properly, putting you and your vehicle in danger.

With a brake system flush, the hydraulic fluid in the brake reservoir, lines, and other parts of the system will be removed and replaced with fresh fluid. Bleeding the brakes only involves removing some of the fluid to remove air bubbles that develop over time.

Brake fluid does not need changed as often as your oil, but is important and can be added onto your next scheduled maintenance visit. Our ASE certified technicians recommend to change your vehicles brake fluid every 30,000 miles.

This month Sierra Car Care and MST Tire Centers is offering a FREE Courtesy Brake Inspection for your vehicle.  The inspection includes: Front/Rear Pads, Shoes, Rotors, Drums, Hydraulic System, & Test Drive. Please call to schedule your next maintenance with Sierra Car Care, the mechanics that care about the health of your vehicle, and your safety. LOCATIONS

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